When was the last time that you can remember the president of the U.S. talking about the regulation of accountants? Also, when was it that virtually every newspaper in the country had a front-page article on accountants? Or, for that matter, when was there an ad run by the AICPA and the state CPA societies that reads:

"EACH DAY--EVERY DAY--IN BIG CITIES AND SMALL TOWNS. AWAY FROM THE HEADLINES.WE ARE HERE. AUDITING FINANCIAL STATEMENTS. PROVIDING TAX SERVICES. AND DELIVERING BUSINESS INSIGHT. COUNTED ON FOR OUR INTEGRITY. PASSIONATE ABOUT GETTING IT RIGHT. AND INTOLERANT OF THOSE WHO BREAK THE RULES. WE DEPEND ON YOUR TRUST AND WORK TO EARN IT EACH DAY, EVERY DAY--CPA--THE 350,000 MEN AND WOMEN OF THE CPA PROFESSION."

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